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March 8, 2010 at 11:07 pm

10 Flicks Movie Lists: Pre Drinking Comedies

One of the most popular posts on The Athletic Nerd is the first edition of 10 Flicks: Pre-Drinking Comedies.

Essentially, a pre-drinking comedy is a movie you put on with a group of friends while you are getting ready for a massive night out.  The first list focused on the newer classics like The Hangover and Old School.

Many people questioned why I left out some of the best comedies of the 90’s.


Here are 10 more of my favorite pre-drinking comedies.

Honorable Mention:Wayne’s World, The Waterboy, Swingers, American Pie, Zoolander

Happy Gilmore

“The price is wrong bitch!

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Happy Gilmore is a classic.  I find the older the movie gets, the more people are excited to watch it before a night out.  Many love the movie but rarely find the time to put it on and laugh while Bob Barker beats the crap out of Happy.



“Nobody makes me bleed my own blood… Nobody!”

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Dodgeball is one of the most random comedies in history.  How they managed to pull that cast together to pull off a movie about dodgeball is beyond me but I’m happy they did.  It’s a perfect movie to enjoy while the shots are being lined up and distributed.


Super Troopers

“Awesome prank Farva”

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The last time I watched this movie was at my friends cottage with about 9 other people.  Most of us were quoting the lines before they happened and we were laughing so hard we missed the actual lines and had to rewind it.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

“Someone help me. I’m still alive only I’m very badly burned.”

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A part of the humor in this movie died for me when Mike Myers tried to duplicate it with The Love Guru.  Ouch.  However, it’s still a hilarious movie with an equally funny sequel.  (I didn’t like Goldmember)

Billy Madison

“Well, ‘sorry’ doesn’t put the Triscuit crackers in my stomach now, does it Carl?”

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I miss old school Adam Sandler comedies.  They were awesome.  Much like Jim Carrey, I know those days are over but I’m thankful we still have gems like Billy Madison.



“Druish princesses are often attracted to money, and power, and I have both, and you know it!”

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Spaceballs is an amazingly dumb comedy and I mean that in the best way possible.  It’s brought us some of the best quotes of all time and there’s nothing better than laughing at Barf’s antics with a beer in hand.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

“No thanks, I don’t smoke.  It’s a disgusting habit”

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I mentioned Jim Carrey earlier because I really miss comedies like Ace Ventura, The Mask, Dumb & Dumber among others.  Still, he has provided us with some of the greatest comedic performances of all time.

A toast to Jim Carrey!

Varsity Blues

“I love that dog”
“I think it’s a pig.”

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Here is a movie that definitely deserves the pre drinking comedy label.  Varsity Blues is one of my favorite sports movies and it also happens to be absolutely hysterical.  We’ve all done ‘The new tweeter end zone dance’.  Admit it.

Tommy Boy

“Your brain has a… shell on it.”

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I miss Chris Farley a ton.  He was one of the funniest people on the planet.  Tommy Boy is one of the best pre drinking comedies out there simply because of his brilliance.

Dumb & Dumber

“Oh here it is… Samsonite.  I was way off”

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Was there really any doubt this movie would be on this list?  In my opinion, it’s the most quotable movie of all time and easily one of the best pre drinking comedies in the history of the world.

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10 Flicks: Pre-Drinking Comedies

December 15, 2009 at 12:24 pm

10 Flicks Movie Lists

The Hangover was one the funniest movies I saw in 2009 by far.  Finally, I get to own the DVD and put it on the shelf next to my other favorite comedies.  It’s a very special section of my DVD collection.  A section with a select group of movies that people watch before heading out for a night on the town.  The Pre-Drinking Movies.

Pre-Drinking, or Pre-Game for some, is a skill you learn in college when you have little to no cash and a need to go out.  You learn early on that it’s a financially responsible decision to start drinking early at home and save on drinks at the bar.  It’s just smart thinking.

What do you do while you and your friends are gearing up for a massive evening?  You watch comedies.

To celebrate The Hangover’s release on DVD I thought I would make a list of comedies that have become traditions on epic Saturday nights.

Honorable Mention: Role Models, Forgeting Sarah Marshall, Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express, Talladega Nights and 10 others I’m probably forgetting.

Old School

I’m still hoping they’ll make the long rumored sequel someday…

“Blue you’re my boy!”

Road Trip

I’ve seen this movie hundreds of times and I still laugh every time I see it.

The 40 Year Old Virgin

Here is the movie that inspired many of the new ‘R’ Rated comedies out there.  Apatow changed the game forever and I’m extremely happy about that.


This flick came out of no where and instantly became one of my favorites.

Van Wilder

I have a confession to make…  I was finished making this list and then I remembered Van Wilder.  It has to be on this list.  It’s one of the classic Pre-Drinking movies for so many reasons.


Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle

This movie could have been a complete disaster.  Thankfully, it wasn’t.  It’s hilarious.


I love Will Farrell.  He’s kind of a big deal. Out of all of his movies, this is by far my favorite.


Here is a movie that not many have heard of but it continually makes me laugh.  An extremely underated comedy.

Knocked Up

Apatow followed up 40 Year Old Virgin with an extremely funny movie.  The man’s a comedic genius as far as I’m concerned.

The Hangover

Kind of redundant to make a list inspired by this movie and then include it in the list.  It just didn’t feel right without it.

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